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‘This is my village now’ – research October 2, 2012

Posted by amacis in about.


Post-status refugee needs and experiences in Glasgow

April 2009 saw the launch of a study into the experiences of new refugees in Glasgow. The report, by Dr Duncan Sim of the University of West of Scotland, is the culmination of two years of action research carried out by refugees themselves, with the support of Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees and Community InfoSource.

The project’s key objective is to seek to improve the process for refugees moving on from the asylum system. Areas of good practice are highlighted, and recommendations for change – in local services and national policy – are argued for.

While the research found that there is some success to celebrate in the experience of refugees achieving status, there is clearly room for improvement. The local housing situation was found to be problematic, as is the rushed 28 day move-on period from asylum to mainstream support, and the report strongly argues for the reinstatement of the right to work for all asylum seekers.

Click here to download a pdf copy of ‘This is my village’ now: Post-status refugee needs and experiences in Glasgow.

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